One of the big question marks on the 2012 slate of films is G.I. Joe Retaliation, the part-sequel, part-reboot, of the G.I. Joe movie franchise, which has been given an (almost) all-new cast of action stars, and a new director in the form of Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2 &3).

That choice of director and a lackluster first installment had many movie fans feeling certain that G.I. Joe 2 wasn’t going to be any better than its predecessor – that is, until an impressive trailer for Retaliation changed the course of popular opinion into one of guarded optimism.

With the 2012 Super Bowl upon us, Paramount is using the opportunity to show off a little more (and we do mean a little) of its new G.I. Joe movie – and as with the previous trailer, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is brought front and center, alongside the other big action star gracing the movie’s marquee: Bruce ‘The Man’ Willis.

Check out the G.I. Joe Retaliation Super Bowl trailer below:

As stated, not much new material to see here, other than some brief glimpses of each member of the new team of Joe’s – Jinx (Elodie Yung), Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki) – kicking ass in their various styles, alongside Roadblock (Johnson) and General Joe Colton (Willis). Still, all things considered, this sequel/reboot (requel) is already standing head and shoulders above the original film, in our book. If only for the fact that there are fewer cheesy one-liners and cartoonish action sequences.

Oh G.I. Joe 2, you had us at ‘ninja cliff battle’….

G.I. Joe Retaliation will be in theaters on June 29, 2012

Source: Paramount